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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NorthChicken, Oct 15, 2013.
Will be 5 weeks old in a few days, just curious if it is looking more pullet or roo.
I'm not very good at sexing Polish chicks but I would say pullet for now. I suggest posting this thread again in the What Breed or Gender is This? forum.
Usually they say the pullets have a rounded bouffant crest while the males have crazy rock star crests. The crest on yours doesn't look like either of them. Maybe it's still making up it's mind what it wants to be when it grows up.
im not guessing anymore but i will say he is so cute! looks like a little british soldier. those hats they had or have.
Thanks guys!! That is what confused me too, he/she has this kind of mop that looks like a mohawk, and falls to the side, very confusing! Guess I'm just going to have to wait until I either hear crowing of see an egg!
If I had to guess, I would say roo.
My polish hens were raised from chicks, and they never really lost their puffy crest. It looks thinner as it went from feathers to down, but still kept the shape.
My roo on the other hand, looked all kinds of weird as he grew up. More importantly, as they all grew feathers in, the roo was the only one that still had the ability to SEE below his crest. And that's what I'm looking at the most here.
The way he holds himself up like that also stands out to me. And in the very first picture, there is a single long feather starting to grow out on his neck - perhaps the very first sign of a roo's long, thin neck feathers. I hope that helps, but keep us updated either way!
Hes absolutely adorable! My guess would also be roo by looking at his crest. . The females crest is usually much rounder. I could be wrong but I think that the way his crest looks and how he holds himself is much like a rooster. Let us know when your certain of sex but my guess is also a roo. He's so handsome! I just love the polish breed! Best wishes
Thanks all!! I was really hoping it was a pullet, but my gut has been telling me roo for the past few weeks just due to stance, attitude and the way the crest/feathers are looking. Still keeping my fingers crossed it's just an assertive pullet!!
I live in the country with one neighbor across the road, house is at the end of a long driveway, so I'm hoping a polish crow isn't too loud and obnoxious. They told me they wouldn't mind if I had a rooster, but I doubt they are aware that roosters crow all day long...
well if you live in the country thats what country folk do da do da dooo!
Plus I told them they are going to be well supplied with fresh eggs, so hopefully they will overlook a little crowing!!